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Calling All Men: Rejecting the Culture of Violence Conference

Play an active role in changing the culture of violence in our community

September 18, 2013
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

University of Miami
Newman Alumni Center
6200 San Amaro Drive
Coral Gables, Florida

Register today 

Workshops

Breaking Out of the Man Box - Ted Bunch

Ted BunchThis presentation and it's educational components invites well-meaning men to leave the sidelines of silence for the playing field of action in ending violence against women. While Breaking Out of the Man Box may force men out of our comfort zone, this presentation can lead us into the end zone of positive change in our relationships with women, children and other men.

 

Men’s Role and Responsibility in Preventing Violence - Ulester Douglas

Ulester DouglasOne of the biggest threats to families, and community safety, is domestic violence—particularly, male violence against women.  According to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 3 women will be physically abused by an intimate partner sometime in her lifetime. 

What kinds of men commit these violent acts?  Why do they sexually, physically, and emotionally abuse women they say they love? And, what are some practical things we can do to help create safer homes and communities for women and girls?

The goal of this workshop is to tackle these fundamental questions using role play, mini lectures, and dialogue.

 

The Arc of Choice - Sulaiman Nuriddin

Sulaiman NuriddinFor many men, anger and aggression are the only two acceptable responses to a situation where they feel threatened. A man may tell himself that aggression was the only valid choice or that he lost control over himself in the heat of the moment.

Through interactive discussion and activities this workshop will explore the threats that men perceive in their lives and the perception of lack of choices. We will next explore a number of processes that occur that provide cues to what is happening internally when men feel threatened. By paying attention to these cues, men can begin to see that there are opportunities to weigh choices and make different more respectful decisions.

For men interested in creating safer communities for women and girls, the ability to make respectful, assertive choices even when feeling threatened is a necessary skill to possess.

 

Violent Men: Pathways to Transformation and Change - Fernando Medoros

Fernando MedorosHow do you connect with a man who has a history of violence? 

In this workshop we will focus on helping who have been harmful discover their strengths and find their inner pathways to change. We will watch a documentary of a young man who could go either way and do exercises that can help engage men positively and that you can do in your community.

 

Beyond Machismo: Latino Pathways to Change - Fernando Medoros

Fernando MedorosDespite the ferocious negative stereotypes about Latinos, we have well-documented strengths from our rich cultural backgrounds that can help us move forward in positive ways.  We will have some discussion and useful exercises that you can use with men in your community.

 

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